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Auld Lang Syne T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Cheech and Choss T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Eric Couldn't Come T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Elevation: 5,729 ft
GPS: 40.203, -105.314 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: Leo Paik on Jan 21, 2005
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

Description

This is an obvious buttress matching the Guardian Rock buttress just upstream. Many rocks in this canyon look ripe for exploring. Little documented activity is available at this point. Hopefully, B. Gillett's to-be-published guidebook will help. The buttress is about 300 feet tall. It may identified by a large R-facing dihedral up the middle of the crag. This is not a crag for the picky or high-end climber, just us ordinary, micro-exploring-types.

An old pin, old fixed, primitive slider nuts, and regrowth of vegetation at its base suggest it has been climbed long ago. However, information has not trickled down to the common man, yet. So, ascents feel like FAs here.

Cross the stream/river and go to the buttress. Expect a bit of bushwhacking despite the short approach. There is a bit of lichen on the rock due to its exposure. High water will make this more challenging during runoff times.

Descend to the right of the buttress down a slopey, grassy gully.

Getting There

Find this crag along CO Hwy 7 going W from Lyons (US 36) along a straightaway just uphill from a narrows in the canyon. It lies between Scout Rock (downhill) and Guardian Rock (uphill). There are several pullouts in the area. There is a nice, brown, log cabin just above the road. It is about 3 and a half miles from US 36 & Hwy 7 in Lyons.

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